American Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes
Date Friday July 28, 2017
Time8:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Location Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Contact Rhea Armstrong
(406) 287-3541
DescriptionAmerican Indian Music: Even More than Drums and Flutes" - Many Montanans associate American Indian music solely with powwow drumming or the Native American flute. However, Indians have also contributed to American music in virtually every genre, including traditions often associated with distinctly non-Indian ethnic groups, like rap, reggae, and country western.

As director of the MusEco Media and Humanities Montana presenter, Scott Prinzing looks at the contributions of American Indian musicians to the development of contemporary popular music, and explores a broad spectrum of music by American Indian individuals in genres ranging from blues to folk, country to gospel, and heavy metal to hip-hop.

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